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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Mar 2, 2014 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Tighten Up meets The Eleven

Just a reminder to those who have forgotten about, or (*gasp*) have never heard, this:

https://archive.org/details/gd1976-07-17.mtx.chappell-bertrando.91827.sbeok.flac16

The jam after Comes a Time is, to me, more worthy of the name "Beautiful Jam" than the one from 1971-02-18 (as sweet as that one is). Nothing beats this for me. Similar chords as the "tighten up" theme from 1970, but in a 12/8 time signature that smoothly and perfectly morphs into 11/8, where the energy picks up and it becomes one of the sweetest, most intense passages in the entire Dead catalog. This whole Orpheum run should be released officially.